Thursday, December 15, 2011
Watching the Republican debate it became increasingly apparent that only one candidate standing on the dais who had enough intelligence, knowledge and political acumen was Ron Paul. Like Admiral Stockdale years ago, his inability to pander to the ignorance of the mob is both his greatest strength and crushing weakness. Sad that we as a country can not move past our slow descent into total sub-intelligence. People like the Kardashians, stunning in the profundity of ignorant, money grubbing whoredom, are listened to and given a wider audience than a learned man with love of country. Patriots exist on both sides of the aisle of the political spectrum. It's those whose jingoism, hubris and hyperbole we grant the honor of "representing" us.